APPLICATIONS DUE: February 19, 2015, 11:59 p.m., Eastern time
Recognizing the pressing need to focus on sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking against individuals with disabilities and Deaf individuals due to the proliferation of such crimes, Congress authorized the Training and Services to End Violence Against Women with Disabilities Grants Program (Disability Grant Program). The Disability Grant Program was statutorily created in the Violence Against Women Act of 2000 and reauthorized by subsequent legislation. The goal of the Disability Grant Program
is to create sustainable change within and between organizations that results in increased
capacity to respond to individuals with disabilities and Deaf individuals who are victims of sexual
assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking and to hold perpetrators of such crimes
accountable. Disability Grant Program funds will be used to establish and strengthen
multidisciplinary collaborative relationships; increase organizational capacity to provide accessible,
safe, and effective services to individuals with disabilities and Deaf individuals who are victims of
violence and abuse; and identify needs within the grantee’s organization and/or service area, and
develop a plan to address those identified needs that builds a strong foundation for future work.
Funding Title: OVW Fiscal Year 2015 Training and Services to End Violence Against Women with Disabilities Grants Program
Agency Name: Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreements
Express Language for Legal Aid: Yes. Purpose area 7: “To provide advocacy and intervention services for individuals with disabilities who are victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking”. Also, the definition of “victim services” and “services” as it applies to entities eligible to apply for the program, includes “legal advocacy”.
Target Population: Victims with disabilities of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking
Expected Number of Awards: 12
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
How to Apply:
Registration: To ensure all applicants have ample time to complete the registration process,
applicants must obtain a Data Universal Number System (DUNS) Number, register online with the
System for Award Management (SAM) and with Grants.gov immediately, but no later than
January 28, 2015.
Letter of Registration: Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a letter of registration to
OVW.Disabilities@usdoj.gov by January 28, 2015. This will ensure that applicants are wellpositioned
to successfully submit an application by the deadline. This letter will not obligate
potential applicants to submit an application. Interested applicants who do not submit a Letter of
Registration are still eligible to apply.
Current Closing Date for Applications: February 19, 2015, 11:59 p.m., Eastern time
Estimated Total Program Funding: OVW estimates that it will make up to twelve awards for an estimated total of $3,850,000 under the Disability Grant Program.
Award Ceiling: Funding levels under the Disability Grant Program for FY 2015 are as follows:
1. New, local-focused project $450,000
2. Continuation, local-focused $350,000
3. Continuation, state-focused $400,000
Award Floor: $0
Eligible Applicants: Applicants are limited to states, units of local governments; Indian tribal governments or tribal organizations; and victim services providers, such as state or tribal domestic violence or sexual assault coalitions and nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations serving individuals with disabilities.
Priority Consideration: Sexual Assault. OVW recognizes that sexual assault against individuals with disabilities and Deaf individuals is a serious problem. As such, OVW is encouraging applicants to submit proposals that address sexual assault.
Policy and Regulations on Use of Funds:
Current/Past Funding Recipients: 2014
Samples of Successful Application:
For assistance with the requirements of this solicitation, contact OVW at (202) 307-6026.
In Fiscal Year 2015, OVW applications will be submitted through Grants.gov. For technical
assistance with Grants.gov, contact the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 1-800-518-
4726. Grants.gov Number assigned to announcement OVW -2015-4026.
It is anticipated that all applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications by
September 30, 2015.
Categories: Disability, DOJ, Domestic Violence, Express Language for Legal Aid, Government Organizations, Native American, Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations, Non-profit Organizations, Pass-Through Funds/ Block Grants, Sexual Assault, Subgrant Possibilities, Tribal